Are you tired?  Has your get up and go, got up and left?  Do you look in the mirror and see some yellow tint to the whites of your eyes or your skin?  Do you feel and look like you are aging?  It could be your liver needs some attention.

We have an organ called the liver that is the largest organ in the body and it is responsible for about 500 functions. Yes, that is what I said, about 500 functions in the body. Besides being the largest organ it is also able to re-grow.  Let me explain.  A living person can donate about 1/3 of their liver to another living person. Both the original liver, which is 1/3 smaller, and the transplanted liver will grow back to normal size and resume all functions, ( . How amazing is that!

The liver filters all the blood in the body, metabolizes proteins, fats and carbohydrates providing energy and nutrients, creates bile to break down fats, stores minerals, sugar and vitamins, creates serum proteins that maintain fluid balance, maintains electrolytes, water balance, provides blood clotting factors, breaks down ammonia, maintains blood pressure (are you surprised at that fact?) constructs cholesterol, reconstructs hormones including estrogen, metabolizes protein, constructs 50,000 systems of enzymes, converts the thyroid hormone into active triiodothyronine (so is your thyroid issue a thyroid issue or liver issue?), activates Vit B, converts lactic acid, it is the main glucose buffer (maybe diabetes begins in the liver ?), it is the main poison detoxifying organ in the body and so much more.

As I stated the liver can not only re-grow but it can re-vitalize itself, meaning a non healthy liver can become healthy.  We all need to look after our liver and it is never too soon or too late to start.

How can we look after our liver? It doesn’t have to be complex. You could start with a half of fresh lemon squeezed in a cup of water every morning before you eat or drink anything else. The reason for this is you have slept all night long, the liver has been resting, or should has been resting as long as you didn’t eat late and now it needs to dump all the accumulated waste that have accumulated in the bile ducts.  The lemon and water first thing helps to do that. 1 to 3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in water before you eat your dinner also helps.  Actually organic apple cider vinegar helps in a lot of different ways. Drinking water, plain old water instead of carbonated or caffeinated beverages is good also. If you are one of those people who say I don’t like water, then add lemon or fruit or cranberries to flavor the water, not powered synthetic sweeteners, that is a no no. These are basic beginning steps but if needed or you’re ready for a deeper cleanse you can try juicing but then you should be adding coffee enemas.

We all need to look after our liver but if you have brown or hazel eyes you should be more aware of adding good fats to your food intake and reducing heated fats.  Good fats are coconut oil, omegas 3,6 and 9 and grape seed oil. Did you know that if you heat organic cold pressed olive oil it is now a bad fat.  Lecithin should also be added.  Not only is lecithin a good fat, it is excellent for your brain, nerves and muscles.  In my opinion lecithin is completely underused.  If you don’t like the taste of it, get creative; add it to anything and everything, about 3 tablespoons a day.  It is great for kids also.

Never underestimate the power of the body to heal itself.  The body is meant to heal itself.  The key is we have to give the body what the body needs to heal and remove what is waste in the body.  The challenge is when we start cleansing the liver the liver starts dumping the waste into the blood stream to get rid of it.  When you decide to start to cleanse your liver, I would highly recommend you consider a coffee enema.  Did your eye brows just rise up?  Let me explain.  A coffee enema allows the bile ducts to open and dump its waste into the bowel instead of the blood stream.  A coffee enema is not a difficult process.

We all have the option to be proactive or reactive with our health.  What will do you?

Diane Elms is a homeopath and specializes in Drugless Cancer Care and iridology.  If you have any health related questions contact Diane at